Our Favorite Philly-Centric Clips From National Coverage Of The Democratic National Convention

The top news outlets were in town and raving about Philadelphia's food scene, history and more.

Philadelphia was on the world stage last week thanks to the arrival of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

The arrival of such a major event brought local and national news programs to the city to cover way more than just politics — news sources like CBS and The Daily Show covered everything from the food scene to the arts.

Below, we’ve gathered some of our favorite Philly-centric clips from the national coverage of the DNC over the last week.

The Daily Show Explores Philadelphia

The Daily Show visits Philadelphia to talk about — and experience — the late-night bar hours during the DNC and a fan favorite in Philly — water ice.

CBS News Profiles Philly’s Awesome Food Scene Beyond the Cheesesteak

Some of Philly’s star chefs and their restaurants — Zahav, Federal Donuts, Bud and Marilyn’s, Vernick and more — get a shout out in this clip from CBS News.

Stephen Colbert Interviews Two Female Delegates From the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1776

Stephen Colbert was in town for a few segments, but the one above is from when he “interviewed” two female delegates from the second Continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1776 as they react to the news of a female Presidental candidate.

The Mural Arts Program Receives A Nod From CBS News

Philly’s impressive Mural Arts Program and its founder Jane Golden are recognized in a segment by CBS News. The segment brings viewers around the city to dozens and dozens of murals.

CBS News Spotlight On The National Constitution Center

CBS This Morning hosted their show each morning from the balcony of The National Constitution Center with Independence Mall as an awesome backdrop. So it was only natural for CBS to spotlight the center with a feature that showcases the museum’s role in presenting the Constitution’s impact on America’s past, present and future.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Tours Old City

Over the course of the week, Chris Matthews did several pieces on his show Hardball that highlighted his hometown Philadelphia. In the one above, Edward Mauger, the founder of Philadelphia on Foot (a walking tour of Old City), takes Matthews on a walking tour of Historic Philadelphia to some of the most important sites.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Speaks About Philly’s History, Sports Teams and More

Near the end of the convention, Chris Matthews did another piece from the the top of the Art Museum steps, in which he talks about some of Philadelphia’s firsts, its sports teams and its impressive history — you can even hear his Philly accent come out.


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